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May 4, 2012 4:00am EDT
administration. >> reporter: the united states was caught in the middle of the crisis when the blind activist made a daring escape from house arrest and traveled to the u.s. embassy in beijing. when chen refused to leave the embassy, officials did not know his wife had apparently been beaten. >> an interrogator told her clearly if your husband did not walk out of the u.s. embassy, we will kill you. >> reporter: chen has become a symbol of human rights abuses in china. his supporters are sporting his dark trademark, dark sunglasses and posting them online. rob and sunny? >> tahman bradley, thanks for that report this morning. >>> we're getting more insight into the mind of osama bin laden from just released letters written by the terror leader himself. they show bin laden was worried about al qaeda's reputation among muslims. and that he remained focused on killing americans until just before his death. with more on this, abc's karen travers. >> reporter: newly released documents show a frustrated terror leader. one that was worried about the future of al qaeda. an analysis of the letters, sho
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May 8, 2012 6:30pm EDT
of pink slime unfounded. >>> something is happening tonight on the west coast of the united states. take a look. in alaska, photographs in the past several days showing a mountain of debris descending on the beaches there. a lot of the items have japanese labels, the debris from a snearm more than a year ago. all tolled 1.5 million tons of trash are drifting this way about four miles per hour, and it's bigger than the state of california coming our way. clean-up workers are now getting hazmat training to deal with some of of the trash. volunteers are also joining up to join the marathon effort to save those beaches. >>> we have hopeful news on the jobs front today. in march u.s. companies posted the highest number of job openings in nearly four years, but we all recognize the economy has a long way to go. we return to abc's david muir and the made in america team who have been looking for solutions, ways to create jobs at home. david? >> this has been about jobs from the very start. we all remember that turbine builders posed a challenge to people all over. he said use 5% more american w
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May 31, 2012 5:30pm EDT
struck down as unconstitutional by a united states appeals court. the defense of marriage act defines marriage as union between a man and woman. at issue whether the government can deny tax, health and pensions to same sex couples in states where they can legally marry. the court said the law discriminates against same sex couples, the court noted it may be up to the supreme court to make the final ruling. >> coming up, we will have more on the disturbing new details a missing person's case that's turned in to a murder investigation. it's now national news. we are live in edgewood. >>> and students in and out of state attending a school at the university of maryland are not going to be happy. the details on a new round of tuition hikes just approved by the board. those and more coming up all new for you tonight at six. . >>> some big companies are doing their part to put americans back to work. allison tells you about a handle of companies that are be log to fill thousands of open positions. >> reporter: ten companies, 26 how positions and one big sign that the labor market is gaining
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May 8, 2012 6:30am EDT
linda so joins us with a startling prediction about obesity in the united states and what's done to fight the problem. sherrie johnson live with more details on closures involving jfx and lauren cook has more on timesaver traffic and up-to-the minute forecast with meteorologist lynette charles. >> all right. we are talking about some wet weather off toward the west of us as of now. but you know, what as we zoom in, we are dealing with mainly cloudy skies but we are starting to get a few peeks of sunshine and you are seeing the clouds break up. that's a good thing. we haven't seen the sun and we will take that. but as we check out the temperatures, well right now in manchester right around 55 degrees and we are looking at 58 degrees in -- at loch rain tech and winds at -- loch abeen tech. and -- raven tech. we are looking at coastal flood advisory in effect until noon and that's for all the areas here shaded in the bluish color. i will tell you when the next best chance for rain moves into the picture but let's check the traffic with lauren. >> reporter: good morning. we are dealing
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May 7, 2012 6:30pm EDT
united states. our team is standing by with the latest and we begin with abc's chief investigative correspondent brian ross. >> the cia and other intelligence services had the would-be bomber under surveillance fb some time before taking him into custody and seizing the bomb that had been made for him. sources say the threat is far from over, that there may be other would-be bombers with similar non-metallic devices that could get through most airport security screenings. as abc news first reported last week, the plot led the u.s. to order scores of air marshalls to europe to protect aircraft. flights out of gatwick in britain and elts where, received 100% coverage with air marshalls on every flight, according to u.s. officials. authorities say the flot was foiled in time so that no flights were ever in danger. >> the u.s. government is saying it never game close because they had insider information. >> just and other intelligence serves said alsiri, once again was the mastermind of the plot. authorities tell abc news, the latest bomb was an improved version of the so-called underw
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May 29, 2012 4:00am EDT
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May 29, 2012 5:30pm EDT
whole birther controversy which questions whether or not the president was born in the united states. the romney campaign issued a statement saying romney believes the president was born here but this is what trump is saying. >> we're all entitled to our opinions. why a on it share this. there are many people who don't believe it. >> reporter: last night mitt romney was asked about the whole controversy. >> i don't agree with all the people. i need to get 51% or more and i'm appreciative to have the help of a lot of good people. >> reporter: this event will go on as and, donald trump will be there. mitt romney will be there and newt gingrich will be there. so far, we're hearing about $2 million total. >> last week the big story was the white house attacking mitt romney's record at bain and today the romney camp is firing back. >> reporter: the romney camp has a new message which they unveiled today at a campaign rally in colorado. it's based upon romney calling the president hostile when it comes to job creators. >> the president sees big business as the enemy. this man is out
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May 17, 2012 4:30am EDT
to her parents but the united states department now says that she will not be returned because the two countries have not signed the abduction agreement when that girl was adopted. >>> police and students clash in montreal doing a protest concerning tuition hikes. these protests have caused many schools to close down temporarily. police stepped in arresting some of the people and they fired off the tear gas canisters. time now to start the 5:00 hour.
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May 10, 2012 5:00pm EDT
making expertise after his brother died. >> ibrahim hassan al-asiri, we know hates the united states. >> reporter: even as the u.s. gets a better idea of the terrorist, officials still haven't gotten information on how to safe guard against these new bombs. >>> it's safe to say we've all gotten those nasty red light speed cameras that show up in the mail but many show up in places you may not exspefnlgt joce sterman has more. >> reporter: they end up at the maryland transit administration with the drivers busted on camera with bad behavior. our lack at red light runners and speeders who work for the state. we examined thousands of tickets and found they're putting you at risk with dangerous driving behavior. >> my heart would be pounding. oh, my god, is he going to hit that person. if it hits them hard it's going to do damage. >> reporter: at 11, we'll he is you -- show you some of the shocking video. joce sterman, abc2news.com news. >>> walmart and toys 'r us are recalling 21,000 inground inflatable pool water slides after a woman was killed. the slide can deflate and topple
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May 3, 2012 6:30pm EDT
throughout the united states, we are in fire prone areas. >> so, they are talking about wildfires. go back to that poison plot. any sign it is ongoing? >> reporter: in the mag sooeb that's just come out, there are references to a justification for using poison, biological and chemical weapons. so, something seems to be cooking, according to u.s. authorities. >> following up on the poison. okay, thank you so much brian. >>> and now, all the eyes of the world are on secretary of state hillary clinton tonight, in beijing, long a champion of human rights. she faces a very tough choice. a blind man, that activist hero who made the daring escape, flipping past chinese guards under cover of night, is now asking her to take him to the united states on her plane. a move that would have dramatic repercussions in china. so, what will she do? here's abc's martha raddatz. >> reporter: the day is just beginning in china, but secretary clinton has said nothing about the cry sils since chen guangcheng changed his mind about remaining in china, instead, now begging clinton to help him leave. chen guangchen
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May 1, 2012 4:00am EDT
has stepped up in the united states, the united kingdom and the middle east. >> nobody wants to be the person who overlooked a clue. that's happened in the past. and we've paid for it. >> reporter: u.s. officials say there's no credible information of an imminent attack. but white house counterterrorism official, john brennan, warns the al qaeda in yemen is a significant threat. >> they continue to seek the ability to strike our homeland. >> reporter: one year ago, president obama ordered the killing of osama bin laden. yesterday, he called on americans to remember those who participated in the operation. >> the american people rightly, remember what we, as a country, accomplished. in bringing to justice, somebody who killed over 3,000 of our citizens. >>> u.s. authorities say they made adjustments to airport screenings, such as turning up the radiation used to try to detect body bombs. rob? sunny? >> sobering news. tahman bradley in washington. thanks very much, tahman. >>> bin laden's death is figuring prominently in the presidential campaign. mitt romney is now hitting back agai
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May 20, 2012 8:00am EDT
could happen here in the united states over the next six months. >> that's so fascinating. george stephanopoulos, thank you very much for your insight. i want to remind people, do not miss later this morning, george will be on "this week," speaking exclusively to the house speaker john boehner and the house democratic leader nancy pelosi. >>> we turn now to the latest tragedy involving the kennedy family, mary richardson kennedy's siblings stayed far away from their funeral as robert f. kennedy jr. and his four children and close friends said good-bye. a who's who filling the church, we have more now from abc's taina rivero. >> reporter: gingerly carrying their mother's casket out of church, later kneeling in prayer before it was lowered into her grave, mary richardson kennedy's children put their beloved mom to rest. kerry kennedy played matchmaker for the couple 16 years ago. >> she was an angel who was brought to us to live with us here on earth. i think that god bought her back up to heaven and said you don't have to fight for me anymore. >> reporter: just three days after her
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May 22, 2012 6:00am EDT
2007. more than 100,000 children in the united states are victims of child sex trafficking every single year. tina survivor of child sex trafficking founded courtney's house which basically helps children in our state in washington -- and washington, d.c. >> this affects every family. we think because we live in a wonderful area it does doesn't. but this affect all of us as parents because the commodity ischildren. >> experts say parents need to be comfortable talking with their children so they know they can come to you. but then as they get older she says don't be afraid to check their phones and computeers to see who else they have been talking to. better to be nosey than to be a parent of a victim of child sex trafficking. >>> the woman police say stabbed her 8-month-old daughter during a visit at the social services building has been indicted. she faces 8 charges including attempted murder, assault and reckless endangerment. witnesses say she used a knife to stability baby in the head and neck during a supervised visit. the next court appearance is july 17th. >>> in health n
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May 23, 2012 4:00am EDT
satisfaction in the united states." call or go to quickenloans.com to discover for yourself why we're engineered to amaze. >>> well, the wheat harvest in kansas is shaping up to be one of the earliest ever. farmers near the oklahoma border have already started harvesting two weeks ahead of schedule. that's because of the early and dry spring. and this year's crop is expected to be better than last year's. >>> for a look at morning road conditions. wet on i-95, from boston to the carolinas. flooding in south florida. rain drenching i-35, from the twin cities to des moines. wet on parts of i-5, 84 and 50 in the northern west and rockies. >> and if you're flying, airport delays are possible in miami and minneapolis. >>> a fire in downtown mexico city. high-rise forced hundreds of people to evacuate. dozens of office workers trapped by smoke. they ran to the roof, where helicopters rescue teams lifted them to safety. >>> in medical news this morning, a surprising, new link to sleep apnea. nearly 30 million americans suffer from some form of apnea, or in gaps of breathing when they sleep.
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May 19, 2012 6:00pm EDT
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May 2, 2012 5:00am EDT
back in the united states this afternoon. >>> specialists of could going in to help guard a resort development. the firefighters have only been able to contain about 30% of this wildfire. no damage or injuries reported. >>> a series of bombs going open in kabul, afghanistan killing six people. the explosions happened just hours after president obama was in the country. a government official said that one of the blasts was a car bomb, possibly driven by a suicide attacker. >>> taliban has taken responsibility for the attacks. >>> a helicopter crash in colombia killed all 13 people on board. it was on a transportation mission when it went down. 7 of the 13 on board were members of the colombian air force and six police officers. they're working to figure out how the crash occurred. >>> it's a global show of defiance against government. may day pro tests were held in cities around the -- protests were held cities around the world yesterday. thousands in greece gathered to protest. 28. 8% of the labor force has been out of work since january. >>> we have shown you a series of stories h
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May 7, 2012 11:00pm EDT
taliban suspects. we don't know what the video was recorded. officials say that the united states will not negotiate with al-qaeda and called for his release . in the newsroom. cheryl connor. >> thank you. a 5-year-old was airlifted to hopkins children center from a house in forest hill. fire officials say she was run over by a lawn mower. her father didn't see her. she was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. no intersection from the hospital tonight. >> a teen is in custody charged with setting fires in and around the columbia mall. >> we are just back from the area. >> reporter: the suspect is an 18-year-old who lives inside an apartment near the mall. he had been setting fires at the p.m.s and malls, not anymore. early thursday morning at the mall a fire started at a loading dock outside the sears department store. the store had to close for two days. investigators in howard linked it with several earlier cases. >> we knew we had someone who was likely going to strike again. >> reporter: over the weekend they waited outside the mall and just before 1:30 sunday morning they
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May 31, 2012 6:30pm EDT
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May 17, 2012 11:35pm EDT
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May 9, 2012 4:00am EDT
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May 31, 2012 6:00am EDT
united states is expected to generate the most traffic followed by china. >>> and zagat's restaurant reviews are now free online. the service is no longer charging for access to its site. the reviews will also show up on some parts of google which bought them last fall. >>> the ipad prototype just sold on ebay for more than $10,000. even though it doesn't really work that well and this working apple one computer mother board is expected to fetch as much as $180,000 next month. those are your tech bites, i'm paula faris, have a great day. >>> severe weather in north carolina look at this a tornado spawned by beryl left a devastating mark near beauford. no reports though of niagaras. >>> hurricane season officially starts tomorrow and right now experts are predicting four to ability atlantic hurricanes this year. and it's important to plan now for evacuations and power outages so if the hurricane comes you're not left in the dark. >>> fema has a list of things you need to know and have in your house and we have a link to their website at our website. abc2news.com. head there and check
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May 21, 2012 11:35pm EDT
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May 3, 2012 6:00am EDT
-- colleges and we don't have to increase tuition and the number one schools in the united states for four years in a row are going to continue to be number one. so we have to have this special session to make sure that happens. >>> well, folks are gearing up for the 178th annual books for kids day. the event is sponsored by the baltimore reads book bank and abc2 news education reporter sherrie johnson has details on how the kids can benefit from a great event. >> reporter: we are here at the baltimore reads book bank here. i mean, they have something for everyone. right now they are gearing up for the baltimore reads book event and this morning, i have lea here with the book bank. >> which will go back to the children, the schools and our classrooms and our libraries. >> reporter: how often do you come here to the book bank and get books for your kids and your students? >> i try to come every 30 days which is the limit but realistically probably here three or our times a year. >> reporter: this helps you? >> my library is filled with books from the baltimore reads book bank which were fre
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May 2, 2012 11:00pm EDT
cut community college, increase the tuition, and the number one schools in the united states are going to continue to be number one so we have that but we have to have the special session to make sure that happens. >> reporter: the governor said they are close to an agree known fix the budget. >>> the governor signed several bills in to law including one inspired by phyl licia barnes. it races the age for who police can take immediate action. she disappeared around christmas and was found last april and just last month an arrest was announced. >> around the nation now, don't police say a man shot and killed four people including a child before being found dead. they aren't sure in he killed himself but police say the sheet had several firearms and the evidence points to the shooting being a domestic violence situation but police haven't identified a motive. this is one of the biggest hazing cases that could affect colleges for years. 13 people are accused in the death -- the charges are now more than five months after the 26-year-old robert champion died after being beaten on boa
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May 1, 2012 11:35pm EDT
from five years ago? >> they're better, but not there yet. more to the point, neither the united states nor afghanistan are willing to pay for a lig afghan force. so already those numbers are being diminished. >> point of punctuation on that note, only three hours after the president left that war zone, there were reports of explosions in kabul, including confirmation of at least one car bomb and the taliban has already claimed credit for that attack. before we go tonight, there's great anticipation around the "nightline" office for tomorrow night's show because cynthia mcfadden is cast in the abc drama revenge, playing the historically notorious role upon cynthia mcfadden. >> reporter: over the years, i've had many important interviews. but this time, i'm playing myself. >> would you like to comment on the accusations? >> reporter: not being myself. >> i'm ready for my close-up. i've always wanted to say that. >> just for the record, did you murder tyler bearel? >> oh, yes, revenge at 10:00 eastern. cynthia will take us behind the scenes right here on "nightline." a doubleheader
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May 13, 2012 9:00am EDT
personally i came out at 17, an idea that the president of the united states would ever say i could have that kind of a relationship when all i was trying to do was figure out how, you know, just to sort of walk down the street without worrying about it and i think that kind of clarity, that kind of leadership, it was a politically risk can move for the president. the fact he did it was admira e admirable. >> do you think it could cost him in november? >> i think whenever you say something that has sort of a lot of passion on both sides then, you know, you're taking a political risk and i think that the president knew that but it didn't matter because even an election year, some things are not about politics. >> although he probably wanted to wait a little longer at best before he came out with that. ralph, i was going to talk about passion. there was a lot of passion at liberty university yesterday. >> sure. >> when mitt romney expressed his position. >> i think it's two separate questions, george. i mean one is what is on the minds of the voters with 5 1/2, 6 months to go and i think i
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May 10, 2012 2:35am EDT
. i've been all around the united states. i earned a ford mustang conve convertible or the cash. i took the cash. a woman my age needs something a little bit -- but the biggest surprise to me is how well received i am by the public. >> this has been great. continued success. this has been great. everyone, aunt barbara, the queen of tupperware. what a good morning it's been. all right. we'll be back with more "world news now" right after this. don't go far. [ male announcer ] we asked real people if they'd help us with an experiment for febreze fabric refresher, they agreed. [ experimenter 1 ] relax, take some nice deep breaths. [ experimenter 2 ] at do you smell? lilac. clean. there's something that's really fresh. a little bit beach-y. like children's blankets. smells like home. [ experimenter 1 ] okay take your blindfolds off. ♪ hello? [ male announcer ] if febreze fabric refresher can freshen this couch, what can it do for yours? febreze fabric refresher -- breathe happy. >> announcer: "world news now" delivers your "morning papers." >> welcome back, everybody. now we all know that
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May 3, 2012 12:00am EDT
me did sometimes delights me, to kiss hello. yes, yes, when did you come to the united states? >> what time did i get here? >> jimmy: yeah, was the flight okay. as a child, adult? >> the first time i came to the u.s., i was 15. i went to long island. my first time. and my parents used to send me for some exchange and i stayed with a family in long island. >> jimmy: you did? >> i did! >> jimmy: do you remember the family? >> i did. they were nice. they were nice. i had to go to a school in the morning. to learn english. >> jimmy: right. >> and it was like, i felt like i was in a tv series, i like "saved by the bell." kind of amazing, they had lockers and in france, we don't have lockers. we have to carry enormous backpacks with books. i thought it was very cool. >> jimmy: you had no lock ners france. we have so many lockers here. >> lucky you. >> jimmy: lots and lots of lockers. when you learned to speak english, did you learn with a new york accent? >> no, when i did the bond film, i had pressure with the studios and they wanted me to nail a perfect british accent and i worked and work
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May 5, 2012 12:00am EDT
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May 30, 2012 7:00am EDT
, who keeps bizarrely attacking the president, falsely, for not being born in the united states. overnight, mitt romney was raising money with donald trump, who is on a tear, spewing birther nonsense, alleging the president was not born in the u.s. >> a lot of people do not think it was an authentic certificate. >> how can you say that? >> a lot of people report it, wolf. many people do not think it's authentic. >> donald, you're beginning to sound a little ridiculous. i have to tell you. >> you are, wolf. >> reporter: republicans say it's risky for romney to continue to appear with trump. it undermines his seriousness. and suggests he cannot stand up to that false nonsense from that wing of his party. >> i don't agree with everybody who support me. and my guess is they don't agree with everything i believe in. but i need to get 51% or more. and i'm appreciative to have the help of a lot of good people. >> reporter: for their part, this morning, the obama campaign will launch a new line of attacks. saying romney made all of the same promises when he ran for governor ten years ago. and the
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May 29, 2012 7:00am EDT
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May 18, 2012 2:35am EDT
bar those individuals like saverin from ever entering the united states again. >> this is a great american success story gone horribly wrong. >> reporter: saverin has defended his move to singapore. in a written statement says my decision to expatriate was based solely on my interest in working and living in singapore where i have been since 2009. but senators up here aren't buying it. democrats plan to move on this bill as soon as possible. this means if the bill gets through congress, one of facebook's co-founders may never be allowed in the u.s. again. sunlan miller, abc news, on capitol hill. >> some 20,000 acres are now up in flames across arizona as four wildfires continue to burn out of control. the most dangerous fire threatening a historic mining town is only 5% contained. and more than 500 firefighters are scrambling to protect the community where three homes have already been destroyed. fires are also raging in colorado, new mexico and utah. >>> and with that, here's a look at your friday forecast. some more gusty winds fueling those fires in the southwest. also some th
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May 9, 2012 2:35am EDT
best ivy league universities in the united states? >> yes. >> the best in the world? >> yes. >> are you proud? >> i'm proud, and i'm extremely happy. >> wait. he's graduating with honors. it has taken him 12 years. first he had to learn english. then at age 40 he entered college here while working nights full time. he carries his backpack alongside the nation's brightest valedictorians from across america and he cleans the bathrooms. >> were you ever in a situation where you were cleaning, doing your work and one of your classmates walks by from your class? >> yes, yes. >> is that weird? >> some of them who did not know what job i do. i noticed their faces a surprise. >> like whoa! >> this guy? he's -- >> he's in my class. >> reporter: the dean is blown away and proud of columbia for offering free tuition to its employees who make the grade. >> he wanted that education. he's gotten it. he's going on to a masters degree. >> reporter: and he tells me maybe a ph.d. he loves it. >> it's a different thing when you do something out of pleasure. >> reporter: he regrets only this. his fathe
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May 25, 2012 2:35am EDT
of his life. >> mr. president, i am bringing to you and to the people of the united states the gratitude of the afghan people. >> the people are sick of war. we want money for education, for housing, for jobs. >> there's a new energy here, and people are excited about what rebuilding can mean. >> there are issues that we need to at specifically with respect to facebook. >> i ended up selling my shares at an 11% loss. >> on the heels of the second largest ipo in american history, the ceo gets married. >> if mark zuckerberg did not sign a prenup, he needs to see a psychiatrist and not a lawyer. >> honestly, it was one of those days where you feel very elated. also completely terrified, i have to be honest. the prospect of 2 billion people watching was quite daunting. >> i'm just blessed to have been in such an incredible woman's life. there will never be another one, ever. >> donald and peta! >> do you feel you helped your father win this trophy? >> yes, like encouraging him and telling him that he can do it. he can win. >> are those kids not adorable? >> absolutely. donald drive
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May 21, 2012 2:05am EDT
for being a burden. >> mr. president, i am bringing to you and to the people of the united states the gratitude of the afghan people. >> reporter: leaders of nato joined president obama for dinner at soldier field, the iconic stadium for his beloved chicago bears. he is asking something more from them. money. the cost of supporting the afghan military after nato leaves is estimated to be $4 billion a year for ten years. after the last american combat troops pull out. ann compton, abc news, chicago. >> you know, we saw a little bit of the protests in her piece. what we're hearing is they were expecting 10,000 people to show up and only 3,000 people showed up, which i guess for the police that had to control this massive crowd was good. but at the same time, these people are very upset about what they want to get out there and some of the protesters actually interfered with commuters and traffic. so quite a big deal for chicago. first time it's been held there in a long time. >> a mess but not as bad as it could be. the big thing to come out of the summit is leaders greeg do something t
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May 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
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May 27, 2012 9:00am EDT
who helps the united states, you know, the u.s. is not going to be there and you're going to be held accountable by your own government? >> it's -- it is so difficult to understand and it's so disturbing that they would sentence this doctor to 33 years for helping in the search for the most notorious terrorist in our times. this -- this doctor was not working against pakistan. he was working against al qaeda. and i hope that ultimately pakistan understands that. because, what they have done here, i think, you know, does not help in the effort to try to re-establish a relationship between the united states and pakistan. >> secretary panetta, can we call pakistan an ally when they do something like this, when they sentence a doctor who helped the united states find osama bin laden who has killed more muslims than i can count? how can we call them an ally when they sentence this guy to prison? >> well, jake, this is has been one of the most complicated relationships that we have had, working with pakistan. you know, we have to continue to work at it. it is important. this is a coun
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May 11, 2012 6:00am EDT
the world trade center may not become the tallest building in the united states. why the developer says there could be a change of plans. >>> the race for the triple crown continues at the preakness. i'll have another is on the track today. >>> happy mother's day to all you moms out there. this is lynette with her mom. you guys look like sisters. >> i love that lady. happy mother's day, mommy. we'll talk about weekend details coming up >>> in today's tech bytes, microsoft is getting a new look. they are anyone elsing to challenge google by emphasizing social media like facebook and twitter. video game sales were off 42% last month compared to a year ago because fewer new games were released. and there are many android phone choices but the htc series is called the best on the market currently. >> the quality is just really great, really bright colors. second thing is the camera. really good, 8 megapixel camera. >> those are your tech bytes. wow. this is new. yep. i'm sending the dancing chicken to every store in the franchise to get the word out. that could work. or you could use e
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May 22, 2012 5:30am EDT
terrifying rescue for a washington state teen who waited for hours to be pulled to safety. look at this because it's incredible. it's from a search and rescue unit as they stretched a lad are across the wallace falls a snow fed ranging river that dropped 270 feetch the bridge eventually led the rescueers to a 13-year-old named william hickman who was there. he is on the right barely above the falls. >> i would say he was in a very, very dangerous spot. >> i will say. after eight hours of sitting on the ledge, rescuers escorted him out and camped with him until the chopper could pick him up in the morning. >>> disturbing video caught on camera. a dad picks up the child and tosses him into a dryer headfirst and slams the door. now it is part of a joke but then the machine starts running. panic sets in and they couldn't open the locked door. and that toddler begins to tumble. an attendant noticed what happened and turned off the machine. the child has a few bumps and bruises but overall is expected to be okay. >>> if you have not planned your summer vacation, how about making or taking a m
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May 30, 2012 11:00pm EDT
partnership. 16 business leaders will brain storm with the county on the best way to united states property on on the peninsula. they will work to ensure steel making continues there. >> i can't show you the book but i will read for you. he took my hand -- i can't finish that one. he -- can't say that -- he leaned down -- can't -- you know you can't read any of this. the sticker -- a book in the library you won't find it. the times best seller should be called 52 shades of red as it's just to hot to handle. this is not a book ban now. it's still available through digital down loads but you will have to wait weeks to get it and the library didn't buy paper copies. >> it's porn. i wouldn't want my 15-year-old reading it. >> it's a public and i think it's important for us to be able to enforce our rights that people to write what they want and people to read what they want. >> nobody wanted to show their face. another reader said she should be able to read what she wants and get it from the library. the only thing hotter is our facebook page. what do you think about the library's decision not
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May 1, 2012 6:30pm EDT
can report to the american people and to the world, the united states has conducted an operation that killed osama bin laden, the leader of al qaeda. >> reporter: but after the spontaneous display of passion and patriotism that night -- the reality of the war in afghanistan continued. since bin laden's death, 367 american troops have been killed and almost 4,500 wounded in afghanistan. >> there are roughly 88,000 troops in afghanistan right now. the u.s. is scheduled to pull out of the country, the last of the president's surge troops by september, with the remaining 68,000 u.s. troops scheduled to leave by the end of 2014. today president obama assured hamid karzai and warned insurgents that the u.s. will not abandon afghanistan after 2014, that the u.s. will not leave the country to fend for itself against the taliban and al qaeda. the two men signed a pip agreement outlining ways the u.s. will remain involved. then the president traveled to bagram again where he spoke to u.s. troops. >> there will be heart break and pain and difficulty ahead. but there's a light on the horizon
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May 21, 2012 4:00pm EDT
ever have any bad pictures is inside the united states. >> steven, i'm about to make bethtroutman nauseated. >> wow. >> that is a nearly 2,000-foot drop. it's nearly 6,000 feet long. and they claim it gets to 160 kilometers per hour. that's roughly about 100 miles per hour. >> i would totally do this. of course, you have to go to nepal to do it, but that's all kinds of options. >> i was first sitting like this, [ bleep ]. >> he would do like i would do. like the first few seconds i'd close my eyes then open them, like, okay, i haven't hit the ground yet. >> he said first 15 seconds. that's 15 seconds of terror. that feeling, that stomach tanking where your stomach ends up in your throat feeling? >> not your best. >> i told that you it would make me nauseated. i got sweaty. >> get her a napkin, somebody? >> tomorrow on "right this minute," last week we showed you the video of the swan versus the skier. >> i didn't see anything. it all happened so quickly. >> an update next time on "right this minute." >>> these guys are armed and dangerous with chalk. chalk war is going down -- nex
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May 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
timed explosives and bombs to set fires off in the united states. according to forest fire experts the details disturbing, giving the extreme dry conditions in much of the country now. >> it opportunities seem all that far fetched. the wildfire moves quite quickly. >> now the magazine also quote that -- claim that the financial instructions came from the american born al-qaeda leader who was killed in a united states strike lasts. the magazine urges followers to get guns and carry out assassinations. >> just a few passing clouds earlier today and then the sun comes out. warms it up. we still have a stalled frontal boundary but it's washing out, becoming more diffused and letting temperatures warm up. here are the latest numbers at the top 5:00 hour. most spots today across the state at least in to the 70's. close to the west, frederick to hagerstown. this evening a slow fall through the evening. various temperatures depending where you are, further east could be cooler but toward the west a lot warmer. more coming up in just a few. >> in february we told you about lags of disciplin
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May 6, 2012 8:00am EDT
the united states back to the same policies that created the economic meltdown, and the other one is a character attack, which is that he is out of touch. he's a rich guy who doesn't understand your problems, and they are pushing forward with that. they got some help from mitt romney's republican opponents during the primaries, i should say. >> a lot of material for them to feed on there. there were tart comments from the romney campaign yesterday about the fact that mr. obama's crowds were really not as big as they were back in '08. any push-back on that from the president's campaign? >> reporter: well, first of all, it's true. it's a true charge. i've been traveling with the president now for five or six years, and i have to say the crowds are smaller. that's no surprise given that the economy is still struggling but push-back from the obama campaign is even if they're not still meeting the crowds that they had four years ago, their crowds are much bigger than mitt romney's. that is also true. >> jake, our stage manager fonsi wants me to tell you good luck on the show this morning. a
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May 9, 2012 11:35pm EDT
actually have same-sex marriage, that the president of the united states has come out and said that you are equal, that you do matter. so it does mean something. >> and "good morning america" will have much more of robin's exclusive conversation with the president in the morning. >>> coming up next, he was once a presidential contender himself and now john edwards is on trial and his former aides are coming clean about the day he lied to "nightline" cameras. thanks for babysitting the kids, brittany. so how much do we owe you? that'll be $973.42. ya know, your rates and fees aren't exactly competitive. who do you think i am, quicken loans? [ spokesman ] when you refinance your mortgage with quicken loans, you'll find that our rates and fees are extremely competitive. because the last thing you want is to spend too much on your mortgage. one more way quicken loans is engineered to amaze. ♪ one more way quicken loans is engineered to amaze. with these new depend real fit briefs,untry and today we are surprising pro football all stars. there's wes, clay and demarcus.what's up guys. n
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May 22, 2012 6:00pm EDT
story. he was eventually released and returned to the united states. giordano lives in gaithersberg. >>> this has been a day of changing weather. not a bad way to finish out the evening. i think the you'll have a dry evening. the limited weather we do have is out here, extreme western maryland through northern virginia. i think that's where a lot of this will stay for the next several hours. you can see the skies clearing out pretty nicely. temperatures warming up with that sun coming out to near 80. we'll talk about how hot things may get by memorial day. it's coming up. >> the air-conditioning will be running. just imagine a day when the meter could tell the power company when your service is down, how much juice you're using and even when you're cutting back. that day has arrived ins form of a smart either. abc2's jeff hager has more. opponents are lining up against them. >> reporter: in the near future baltimore gas and electric said the old analog meters like this one will join rotary telephones as a thing of the past. many culls merls -- customers say they're in favor of it. >
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May 2, 2012 11:35pm EDT
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May 16, 2012 4:30am EDT
formally hand over the oldest bishop cross in the united states to his successor. he introduced lorie to the ba sill basilica. >> it's with deep gratitude with our father that we welcome lorie to the archdiocese of baltimore. i've known arch bishop lorie for many years and has been impressed by so many have by his deep love for the church and the people and his extraordinary work as bishop of bridgeport and as a valued leader on behalf of the united states council of catholic bishops. reporter: we mentioned a huge crowd is expected here, 2000 people. that includes 400 priests, 80 bishops and four cardinals. if you do have tickets to this event, you can show up at 11:00. the ceremony, begin, -- again, begins at 2:00. back to you, charley. >>> an attempt to show down a proposed tax increase has proven successful. the bill passed the state senate yesterday and appears almost certain to do the same in the house of delegates today. house democrats say the one passed during the regular session didn't do enough to preserve vital state services. coming up this morning at 5:00 you'll hear from
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May 11, 2012 6:30pm EDT
manufacture here in the united states. >> reporter: $2.5 million in sales now made in america and now in that aisle, right here at cvs. >> i can't believe it. >> reporter: and there's hanna, who just weeks ago had a brave pitch, too. a young mom, frustrated over the sippy cups that always leave leftover juice at the bottom. >> you don't know how many times my daughter has done this, ask me for more milk because the liquid is resting at the bottom. >> reporter: enter her invention, the lollacup. where is it made? >> we decided to manufacture the product here in the united states. >> reporter: assembling the cups at home, boxing them right in her living room. now receiving 1,000 cups a month. >> made in america! >> reporter: along with tiffany and her daughter and ava the elephant. >> made in america! >> reporter: while back in that kitchen tonight on this mother's day weekend, a mother and her daughter and their recipe for success. >> oh, we're proud of her. >> reporter: you're proud of her? >> yep. >> reporter: we're proud, too. we choose the made in america moms, our "persons of
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May 20, 2012 9:00am EDT
united states. and it would lift this cloud of uncertainty that's causing employers to wonder what's next? so dealing with our debt and deficit is important. >> isn't this actually create more uncertainty over the next several months? >> no, george the issue is the debt. you know, people aren't clamoring to invest in greece today. if we don't begin to deal with our debt and deficit in an honest way, we're not going to have many options. i'm not going to apologize for leading. the real issue here is, will the president lead? >> what makes us like greece is putting the question of whether or not we're going to pay our bills making that a political question? >> george, remember, this is about jobs. if we really serious about getting the american people back to work, removing the clouds of uncertainty are important. you can look at the end of the year, we're looking at largest tax increase in america history on january 1st. big cuts to our department of defense, that affects our ability to keep americans safe. why do we want to wait and rush this through at the end of the year aft
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